Postgraduate Course: MSc Korean Studies Dissertation (ASST11113)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The dissertation gives students the opportunity to carry out research on a single topic relating to Korean studies for an extended period. Supervisors will be assigned during the second semester, and students are usually required to submit in mid-August.
The dissertation will be 15,000 words in length (excluding bibliography).
Students must gain an overall pass of 50% or above at interim assessment in order to proceed to dissertation. Candidates who gain between 40% and 49% at interim assessment will be awarded the Diploma.
Students will receive regular supervision and will be expected to liaise regularly with their supervisor and submit material for comment at agreed times. Supervisors will not read and comment on full drafts of the dissertation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
One dissertation of 15,000 words.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake independent research guided by and contributing to the theory and knowledge in their chosen field.
- Present the insights obtained in a manner consistent with academic standards and conventions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||* To have developed area studies research skills.
* To have developed area studies reasoning skills.
* To have developed strong interdisciplinary skills.
* To be able to locate relevant information and material through library and IT resources and to be able to use relevant databases in both English and Korean (if needed).
* To be able to exercise informed independent thought and critical judgement.
* To learn how to collect data and be equipped to understand critical social events or phenomena in the region and globally.
* To identify the factors causing such social problems.
* To identify research questions leading to feasible and manageable research projects and dissertations.
* To work under pressure and produce written work according to deadlines.
* To manage their time and prioritise tasks and assignments.
|Course organiser||Dr Youngmi Kim
Tel: (0131 6)51 1363
|Course secretary||Mr Callum Lennie